The Tome of Magical Mystery (5E Compatible)
A collection of over 200 unique magic items for all levels of play using the 5E rules of the world's most recognized role playing game!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, February 21 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.
The Tome of Magical Mystery is a collection of over 200+ unique magic items compatible with 5E of the worlds most recognized table top role playing game!!
We created the Decks of Magical Mystery to give players exciting new magical items AND make it easy to track what they do without having to constantly write and erase on their character sheets.
The Decks of Magical Mystery gave us the ability to bring this project to life with four successful Kickstarters in 2018. Each step brought us to the Tome of Magical Mystery.
The Tome of Magical Mystery is the ultimate supplement of magic items. We took the beautiful art from the decks and wove it into a single guide to help Dungeon Masters and players alike. You can see below an example from our Deck of Magical Mystery: Tier 2
The answer is simple: printing is expensive! That's why we need YOUR help to make this a reality! As with most things, buying in bulk is almost always cheaper, and it's certainly true when printing books! Using a crowdfunding campaign means we can buy larger print runs for less, lowering the cost for each book and passing the savings to the buyer!
Plus, with the awesome stretch goals we have planned, we can make this Tome even better and stretch every dollar as far as it can go to make an even greater impact, including professional editing and layouts, and even more gorgeous illustrations.
With your help we will be able to collect over 220 items into a quality hardback edition. The quality of the book will be superb and the page count for the Tome is already over 150 and growing! Fortunately for everyone, all the art for the magic items has already been completed, which will reduce the time needed to get the Tome finished. Now we just need your help to bring the Tome to life!
Each Tier of cards will be color-coded in the Tome of Magical Mystery for easy reference and is based upon player level. The colors correspond to the cards in the same fashion. You can quickly locate the appropriate level item for players with the appropriate color.
For ease of use, we're creating two indexes with different styles. The first will be a traditional alphabetical index by tier. The second will be a breakdown by item type, grouping together all swords, axes, rings, potions, and other items. This way a dungeon master or player looking for a powerful sword will be able to locate it quickly and find the page with all the juicy details. We've always wanted to see this kind of indexing in other books and think it adds a whole new layer of usefulness to the Tome!
Every backer of this Kickstarter will earn the right to submit their own magic item for possible use in future projects. Based on your support, we have a few more exciting projects coming up that will require even more magic items and we're giving you the chance to become even more involved! You get to design your own item, from description to purpose. We can't guarantee we'll get to use every item submitted, but if we do, you'll see your brainchild developed and professionally illustrated! We're already anticipating absurdly strong weapons, awkward custom trinkets, and other insane and twisted items that will make people shudder! If and when we choose one of your wonderful creations, we'll contact you to help us bring your item to life.
Please note: as much as we'd love to use everyone's submissions, there's no guarantee that your item will be used in any future projects.
This Kickstarter is focused on the magic and fantasy of the world’s most popular role-playing game. We have focused on what we do best: making amazing magical items. Once we have the book finished and ready to go, we will partner with other companies that will use their digital professionalism to deliver the Tome of Magical Mystery to all of our backers.
All of our backers get some amazing rewards based upon their level of contribution! Check through the list and decide which option is best for you!
$1 - Create an Item and get notifications about the project!
Usually a placeholder for those who want to come back and choose a higher level near the end of the campaign or during the BackerKit surveys!
$20 - PDF Copy of the Tome of Magical Mystery
For those who want a simple to use digital copy and don't need a book or cards!
$35 - PDF Tome and PDF Print-N-Play Cards
A digital copy of the tome as above PLUS a digital copy of the items all in card form so that you can print them out on normal paper and use them as you see fit!
$40 - Basic Hardcover Tome
A printed hard back copy of the Tome of Magical Mystery in full color with our standard cover, this is the bread and butter pledge with nothing additional!
$60 - Hardcover Tome and PDF Print-N-Play Cards
Useful if you'd like to have the Tome as a reference and the ability to print and hand out only the cards you want to use when you want to use them!
$70 - Kickstarter Exclusive Cover Tome
A printed hard back copy of the Tome with a once in a lifetime single run print of a fully customized cover only available during this project! This version of the Tome will never be made again and commemorates over a year of work and thousands of people helping us bring the Tome of Magical Mystery to life!
$100 - Standard Hardcover Tome and Printed Decks of Magical Mystery
This pledge level includes a physical copy of the Tome of Magical Mystery with it's standard cover AND full retail versions of all 4 Decks of Magical Mystery. This is the complete collection of retail style products!
$115 - Leather Bound Printed Tome of Magical Mystery
A super rare, extra high quality printing of the Tome of Magical Mystery bound in leather for those who wish to add this to their collection of likewise respectable tomes of worldly and/or otherworldly knowledge!
$125 - Kickstarter Exclusive Cover and Printed Decks
This is the same once in a lifetime print version of the tome with a full printed retail collection of the Decks of Magical Mystery! Completing the collection with the exclusives from Kickstarter as it was all done originally!
$175 - Leather Bound Tome and Printed Decks
The same super rare, extra high quality printed Tome bound in leather with a complete retail collection of the Decks of Magical Mystery!
**NOTE** This pledge level erroneously states that a box is included to hold all of the decks, we are unable to change the pledge level after it has already been made but the only "box" that would be included in this level will be the boxes that each deck already comes in, cardboard tuck boxes that are made for retail sale and use**
$275 - Leather Bound Tome, Printed Decks AND Large Wood Box
This level includes everything from the $175 level AND a custom made, high quality large wood box to hold all 4 Deck of Magical Mystery, the Ultimate collection! **Images of box below without markings, boxes may include designs in the future**
As you know, there are almost always additional goodies you can get through Backerkit. We plan on offering a ton of such goodness that you can purchase when you fill out your survey. For example, if your tabletop group only runs levels 1 through 10, why would you need the Tier 3 and Tier 4 Decks of magical mystery (which cover levels 11 - 20)? Well, through Backerkit you may choose to pick up just Tier 1 and Tier 2!
Additionally, we will be offering other items like our Status Effect deck, the Deck of Totally Wild Magic, Critically Drunk, and Diception. The amazing thing about every single one of those items is that they were all brought to life by backers just like you. So you'll have the option at the end of the campaign (during the survey) to add extra money for any extra goodies you may choose to buy. We hope that this will help spread the cost out for anyone who needs, and get people excited for those who don't.
We are tabletop gaming guys. We have been working together for well over a year now, and thanks to Kickstarter and all you wonderful backers, we have been able to make some amazing content. Hobie and Levi are both fathers, husbands, employees, and tons of other things. After this Kickstarter, we also plan to become full-time content creators for other gaming projects we hope you'll love. We are forever grateful for your support and cannot wait to see the tabletop games, accessories, and content we will create!
Risks and challenges
The production side of things is being handled by one company that was carefully chosen for multiple reasons. We're using a proven manufacturer with an amazing turn around time and great product quality. Their facility will handle everything from the printing, cutting, quality assurance and shipping directly to our front doorstep.
Our amazing artist has a proven track record of quick turnaround, which is always the longest part of our production process. We consistently receive 1-2 beautiful works on a daily basis and have included an estimated 25 days of additional artwork time in the project. We expect no delays as we move forward.
Just like our deck of cards, final packaging will be completed directly at the manufacturer; final shipping to customers will come directly from us, to ensure you get exactly what you expect. We have learned to plan carefully, price as exactly as possible, and remove as much of the time-consuming hands-on process as possible!
We do not forsee any major risks or challenges. However, if a meteor strikes the earth, or a giant alien race of bees invades the planet, we may not be able to deliver. Just saying. However, we believe the odds are in our favor. Things happen and we will do our best to avoid them!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter